- Trump’s White House has seen a number of high profile departures since the earliest days of the administration.
- Rex Tillerson, Gary Cohn, Omarosa Manigault, Hope Hicks, and Steve Bannon are only a few of the people who have left.
- Some Trump administration alumni have gone back to their roots, while others have embarked on totally new ventures.
Donald Trump’s White House has a doozy of a turnover rate.
NPR reported that 43% of top-level White House positions have seen turnover under Trump, who has had more fluctuation among senior aides than “his four most recent predecessors had after two years.”
Some of these top advisers were fired. Other officials decided to leave on their own, for various reasons. For example, top economic adviser Gary Cohn recently announced his intent to resign after failing to convince the president to forgo implementing steel and aluminum tariffs.
Either way, many commentators have pointed out that sieve-like nature of the White House seems to speak to a turbulent environment. That’s a characterization which Trump himself has disputed. “There is no Chaos, only great Energy!” he tweeted.
So what happens to the people who leave? What sort of roles have Trump administration alumni been able to pick up once they exit the White House?
It’s too early to tell for most recent departures, like Hope Hicks and Cohn. Former officials like Reince Priebus and Dina Powell have returned to their private sector roots. And still others are embarking on totally new ventures.
Here’s a look at where all of the White House’s high-profile departures are today, from most to least recent departures: